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British Museum (Natural History) J 



Ruwenzori Expedition 

1952 

Volume II, Number 1 

Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae 
by 

G. E. BRYANT 



London 

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Chrysomelidae 

By G. E. Bryant 
(Commonwealth Institute of Entomology) 



The interesting collection of Chrysomelidae made by D. S. Fletcher during the Ruwenzori 
Expedition, 1952, up to 13,050 ft., is represented by 78 species totalling 255 specimens, 55 have 
already been described and I now describe 9 new species. There are several represented by single 
specimens which I do not propose to describe. Among the subfamilies the Sagrinae are not 
represented, and the Eumolpinae are poorly represented; as a rule they are very plentiful all over 
Africa. 

The subfamilies are represented as follows : 

Criocerinae 4 species 

Clytrinae 1 species 

Cryptocephahnae 3 species 

Eumolpinae 5 species 

Chrysomelinae 2 species 

Halticinae 23 species 

Galerucinae 20 species 

Hispinae 3 species 

Cassidinae 17 species 

All the Types of new species are in the British Museum (Natural History). 

CRIOCERINAE 
Lema armata Fabricius 

Fabricius, 1801, Syst. El. 1:472. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Lema atrofasciata Jacoby 

jjacoby, 1893, Ann. Soc. ent. Belg., 37:263. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

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Lema planifrons Weise 

Weise, 1901, Arch. f. Naturg., 67:147. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Lema sp. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

CLYTRINAE 

Gynandrophthalma immaculata Lacordaire 

Lacordaire, 1848, Mon. Phyt., 2:280. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

CRYPTOCEPHALINAE 

Cryptoceplialus latebimaculatus Pic 

Pic, 1930, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 18:357. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, Hot Springs, 2750 ft., 28.viii.-1.ix.1952 (D. 5. 
Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Cryptocephalus sp. 

Uganda: Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Coenobius sp. nr. C. melanocephalus Jacoby 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

EUMOLPINAE 
Lefevrea humeralis Weise 

Weise, 1914, Ark. Zool., 16:6. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, Hot Springs, 2750 ft., 28.viii.-1.ix.1952 (D. S. 
Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Pagria suturalis Lefevre 

Lefevre, 1884, Ann. Soc. ent. Fr., (6) 4: Bull. 67. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 25.viii.-1.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
I specimen. 



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Chrysomclidce 3 

Menius costatus Baly 

Baly, 1877-1878, Ent. mon. Mag., 14:178. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 28.viii-1.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
2 specimens. 

Syagrus rosae Bryant 

Bryant, 1936, Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond., (13) 5:217, fig. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

CHRYSOMELINAE 

Chrysomela opulenta Reiche 

Reiche, 1850, Voy. Galin. Abyss., 3:405, t. 25, f. 7. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Melasoma marginicollis Achard 

Achard, 1926, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 14:49. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft. 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
10 specimens. 

HALTICINAE 

Podagrica pallidipes Bryant 

Bryant, 1942, Bull. ent. Res., 33:231. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Podagrica sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Podagrica sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Phygasia helvola Dalman 

Dalman, 1832, Analecta ent. : 78. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 



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Philopona fulvicollis Fabricius 

Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.:ii2. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
2 specimens. 

Torodera octomaculata Weise 

Weise, 1902, Arch. f. Naturg., 63, 1:164. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
2 specimens. 

Crepidodera birungana Weise 

Weise, 1924, Ark. f. Zool., 16, nr. 22:25. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Crepidodera ruwensorica sp.n. (Figure 1, p. 14) 

Flavous, except the suture which is narrowly piceous, and the underside piceous. Head and 
prothorax impunctate, the elytra very finely and irregularly punctate. L. 2-50 mm. 

and $: Head flavous, transversely impressed between the antennae, impunctate. Antennae 
flavous, not quite extending to the middle of the elytra, the first segment the longest, the second 
short and rounded, the third and fourth equal, slightly longer than the second, the seven apical 
segments slightly thickened and pubescent. Prothorax flavous, impunctate nitid, transverse the 
sides slightly rounded, the anterior angles prominent, a deep transverse sulcus at the base, bounded 
at each side by a perpendicular groove. Elytra flavous with the suture narrowly piceous, the base 
broader than the base of the prothorax, the sides shghtly rounded finely and irregularly punctate. 
Legs flavous, the male with the anterior tarsi broader. Underside piceous, clothed with fine golden 
pubescence. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher),. | 
27 specimens, Holotype and 26 paratypes. 

Allied to Crepidodera uniformis Jacoby from Natal but smaller the elytra with the sides more 1 
rounded, and not strongly and regularly punctate, and the underside piceous. Not so elongate 
and parallel sided. 

Aphthona elegantula Laboissiere 

Laboissiere, 1942, Exp. Pac. nat. Albert Miss, de Witte (1933-5), fasc. 39:23. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher)* 
2 specimens. 

Longitarsus swynnertoni Bryant 

Bryant, 1950, Ami. Mag. nat. Hist. (12), 3 : 164. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Lake Bujuku, 13,050 ft., 22-28.vii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher),. 
2 specimens. 



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Longitarsus sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Longitarsus sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Gabonia custos Weise 

Weise, 1895, Dtsch. ent. Z.:339. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-2.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
3 specimens. 

Gabonia montivaga sp.n. (Figure 2, p. 14) 

Elongate, fulvous, the antennae and legs slightly paler, the head and prothorax impunctate. 
Elytra strongly and irregularly punctate. L. 3-50 mm. 

Head fulvous, impunctate, transversely impressed between the eyes, a longitudinal carina 
between the base of the antennae, the eyes large and rounded. Antennae fulvous extending to the 
middle of the elytra, the first segment as long as the second and third together, the third about 
equal to the first, the third to tenth each equal, the eleventh slightly longer and pointed. Pro- 
thorax fulvous nitid and transverse, the anterior angles prominent, the sides slightly rounded. 
Scutellum fulvous triangular impunctate. Elytra fulvous elongate the sides parallel and rounded at 
apex, strongly and irregularly punctured. Legs fulvous, the posterior tibiae with a strong apical 
spur. Underside fulvous impunctate. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 

3 specimens, Holotype and 2 paratypes. 

Allied to Gabonia citri Laboissiere but more elongate and the elytra strongly punctured, and the 
antennae not black. 

Chaetocnema pulla Chapuis 

Chapuis, 1879, Ami. Mus. civ. Genova, 15:14. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 195 2 (D. S. Fletcher), 

4 specimens. 

Chaetocnema sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Mahoma River, 6700 ft., 13-16.viii.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Sebaethe obscura sp.n. (Figure 3, p. 14) 

Elongate, pale flavous except the elytra more or less fuscous, with the margins paler and the six 
apical segments of the antennae black. L. 3 mm. 

Head pale flavous, nitid, transversely impressed between the eyes. Antennae extending slightly 
beyond the middle of the elytra, the first segment twice as long as the second and dilated to the 



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apex the third segment twice as long as the second and equal to each of the following, the six 
apical segments black and pubescent. Prothorax pale flavous transverse the sides feebly rounded, 
slightly contracted to the base and feebly margined. Scutellum flavous triangular impunctate. 
Elytra elongate wider than the base of the prothorax, rounded to the apex, fuscous with the side 
margins paler, very finely and closely punctured. Legs and underside flavous. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2580 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
4 specimens, Holotype and 3 paratypes. 

Allied to Sebaethe nigripes Weise but smaller and the colour not so uniform, the pale prothorax 
and darker elytra. 

Sebaethe sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 195 2 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Haltica sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
I specimen. 

Sphaeroderma ugandae Bryant 

Bryant, 193 1, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11), 10:490. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Sphaeroderma sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bugoya, 4500 ft., 8.viii.i952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Sphaeroderma fletcheri sp.n. 

Ovate, fulvous the base of the head and prothorax dark brown, the antennae and legs flavous. 
Prothorax very finely punctured, the elytra finely punctate-striate. L. 2 mm. 

Head with the basal portion dark brown, nitid, the labrum fulvous. Antennae flavous extending 
just beyond the base of the elytra, the two basal segments more dilated the third to the sixth more 
slender, the five apical segments thickened and equal to each other. Prothorax dark brown nitid, 
very finely punctured, transverse widest at the base and contracted in front. Scutellum fulvous 
triangular impunctate. Elytra fulvous, the sides rounded and tapering to the apex, finely punctate- 
striate. Legs flavous. Underside fulvous the first ventral segment the longest the second to the 
fourth equal to each other. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), Holotype, 
1 specimen. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Nijinabitaba, 8650 ft., 7-13.vii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 paratype. 
Allied to Sphaeroderma exiguum Weise from Central Africa, but differs in the dark prothorax 
and in the apical segments of the antennae not black. 



Chrysowelidce 7 

GALERUCINAE 

Oides typographica Ritsema 

Ritsema, 1875, Tijdschr. Ent., 18:21. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Megaleruca obscura Fabricius 

Fabricius, 1801, Syst. El., 1:480. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Range, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
I specimen. 

Megaleruca maculiceps Jacoby 

Jacoby, 1886, Ami. Mus. Civ. Genova, 24:124. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletclier), 
1 specimen. 

Copa delata Erichson 

Erichson, 1843, Arch. f. Naturg., 9:165. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Luperodes quaternus Fairmaire 
Fairmaire, 1880, Natural., 2:316. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Leptaulaca basalis Weise 
Weise, 1902, Arch. f. Naturg., 68:142. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Asbecesta ruwensorica Weise 

Weise, 1912, Deutsche Zentr. Afr-Exp., 4:147. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bugoya, 4500 ft., 8.viii.i952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Exora pusilla Gerstaecker 

Gerstaecker, 1871, Arch. f. Naturg., 37:84. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
12 specimens. 

Hyperacantha mimula Weise 

Weise, 1903, Deutsche ent. Zeitschr. : 43 , t. 1, f. 39. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Nyinabitaba, 8650 ft., 7.VU.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 



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Ruwenzorica viridis Laboissiere 

Laboissiere, 1919, Bull. Soc. ent. France, (20): 282. 

UGANDA : Ruwenzori Range, Lamia Valley, 11,900 ft., 30.vii.1952. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Nyomaleju, 10,530 ft., 14-19.vii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
11 specimens. 

Pseudorupilia fletcheri sp.n. (Figure 4, p. 14) 

Flavous: the head prothorax and elytra somewhat tinged with rufous, the antennae with the 
apical portion of each segment fuscous, the elytra feebly carinate, finely and irregularly punctate. 
L. 6-7 mm. 

and $: Head flavous, the base and a short longitudinal marking rufous, transversely impressed 
between the eyes, and a short deep median impression extending from this to the base of the 
antennae, the clypeus and mandibles strongly developed. Antennae extending almost to the 
apex of the elytra, the first segment the longest the second very short, the third about three times 
as long as the second, the third to the eleventh equal to each other, the apical portion of each 
fuscous. Prothorax flavous with feeble rufous markings, widest in front the sides slightly con- 
tracted behind the middle to the base, with two transverse irregular impressions across the middle. 
The scutellum transverse the apex rounded and slightly fuscous. Elytra flavous tinged with rufous 
feebly carinate with fine irregular punctures, the apex rounded. The pygidium flavous exposed, 
the apex pointed, with pale scattered pubescence. Legs pale with the apical portion of the femora 
fuscous. Underside flavous, slightly pubescent, the male with the apical ventral segment strongly 
notched. The $ has the elytra slightly longer. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8350 ft., 2-3. viii. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 5 specimens, 
Holotype and 4 paratypes. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Mahoma River, 8350 ft., 9.VU.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 2 paratypes. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Nyinabitaba, 8650 ft., 7-13. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 6 paratypes. 

Allied to P. rufcollis Fabricius but differs in being larger, the head and legs not black, more 
rufous the elytra carinate and punctate. 

Monolepta discrepans Weise 

Weise, 1912, Tijdschr. Ent., 65 : 104, 108. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 23 specimens. 

Monolepta pauperata Erichson 

Erichson, 1843, Arch. f. Naturg., 9, 1:265. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 195 2 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Monolepta vincta Gerstaecker 

Gerstaecker, 1871, Arc. f. Naturg., 37:83. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bugoye, 4500 ft., 5-10.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 



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Monolepta duplicata Sahlberg 

Sahlberg, 1829, in Thon. Ent. Arch., 2:28, t. 2, f. 33. 
Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Scmliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

1 specimen. 

Monolepta tenuicornis Jacoby 

Jacoby, 1899, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. :379. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 

2 specimens. 

Monolepta ruwensorica sp.n. (Figure 5, p. 15) 

Above bright metallic green, the underside and legs blue-black. Head and prothorax very min- 
utely punctured, the elytra with slightly stronger punctures. L. 5 mm. 

Head bright metallic green, a deep transverse impression between the eyes, very finely punc- 
tured. Antennae metallic green extending to the middle of the elytra, the first segment equal to the 
second and third together, the second very short, the fourth equal to the first, and equal to each 
of the following to the eleventh, each clothed with fine pubescence. Prothorax bright metallic 
green, transverse, widest at the base, very finely and closely punctured, the sides narrowly mar- 
gined, and the anterior angles prominent. Scutellum bright metallic green, triangular, impunctate. 
Elytra bright metallic green, closely punctured, the punctures stronger than on the prothorax, 
the sides gradually widening to beyond the middle, and rounded to the apex. Legs blue-black, 
clothed with fine short pubescence, the posterior tibiae with a long spine, and the first segment 
of the tarsi very long. Underside blue-black, clothed with fine pubescence. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Nyinabitaba, 8650 ft., 7-13.vii.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 1 specimen, 
Holotype. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8580 ft., 2-3. viii. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen, 
paratype. 

Allied to Monolepta metallica Jacoby, from Cameroons, but much smaller, lighter metallic 
green, the legs and antennae not flavous. 

Apophylia sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Platyxantha purpurea sp.n. (Figure 6, p. 15) 

Elongate, purple, the antennae and legs black, head and prothorax impunctate, elytra with 
irregular shallow punctures. L. 7 mm. 

c£: Head purple, the labrum and palpi black, a transverse impression between the eyes, and a 
short longitudinal impression between the base of the antennae. Eyes prominent. Antennae black, 
extending to the apex of the elytra, the first segment four times as long as the second, the third 
about equal to the first, the fourth slightly longer than the third and the fourth to the eleventh 



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equal to each other. Prothorax slightly transverse purple, with two median impressions, the 
side and basal margins narrowly margined. Scutellum purple triangular. Elytra purple, elongate 
broader than the base of the prothorax, slightly rugose with irregular shallow punctures. Legs 
black, the tibiae with dense yellowish pubescence. Underside with the ventral segments of the 
abdomen purple clothed with scattered pubescence. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Mahoma River, 8350 ft., Q.vii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen, 
Holotype. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Nyinablaba, 8650 ft., 7-13.vii.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 1 paratype. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 paratype. 
Allied to Platyxantha coerulescens Weise from Sierra Leone, but is more elongate and narrower 
and differs in colour. 

Rohania antennalis sp.n. (Figure 7, p. 15) 

Deep metallic green, the antennae and legs flavous, the antennae extending well beyond the apex 
of the elytra, traces of carinae near the suture. L. 8 mm. 

and $: Head deep metallic green, impunctate, the eyes very prominent, the labrum with a 
few scattered golden hairs, transversely impressed between the eyes. Antennae flavous, very long 
extending well beyond the apex of the elytra longer than §) the first segment more dilated, 
the second very short, the third longer than the first and second together, the third to the eleventh 
each about equal and strongly pubescent. Prothorax deep metallic green, transverse, with a deep 
transverse impression just behind the middle, the anterior angles prominent and rounded, the 
sides narrowly margined. Scutellum deep metallic green, triangular. Elytra elongate, deep 
metallic green, broader than the base of the prothorax, slightly rugose with a trace of carinae 
near the suture. Legs flavous clothed with golden pubescence. Underside deep metallic green, 
rugose, clothed with feeble pubescence, male with the apical ventral segment trilobed. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 13 specimens, 
Holotype and 12 paratypes. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Nyinabitaba, 8650 ft., 7-13.vii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

Allied to Rohania apicalis Laboissiere from Angola, but larger and no trace of bronze. 

Chapuisia fulva sp.n. (Figure 8, p. 15) 

Oblong, fulvous, the antennae legs and underside black. Head and prothorax with fine scattered 
punctures, the elytra more closely punctured. L. 8 mm. 

and $ : Head fulvous with a few fine scattered punctures, a deep transverse impression between 
the eyes, the labrum and mandibles black. Antennae black, extending slightly beyond the middle 
of the elytra, the first segment twice as long as the second, dilated at the apex and nitid, the second 
to the eleventh rugose and pubescent, the third segment twice as long as the second, the fourth 
slightly longer than the third, the fourth to the eleventh each equal. Prothorax fulvous, transverse, 
nitid, with fine scattered punctures, the sides margined and contracted in front. Scutellum dark 
fulvous, triangular rounded at the apex. Elytra fulvous finely and closely punctured, each with a 
trace of two feeble carinae. Legs black clothed with dense golden pubescence. Underside black 
pubescent and closely punctured. Male with the apical ventral segment notched. 



Chrysomelidce 1 1 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), Holotype 
and 2 paratypes. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Nyinabitaba, 8650 ft., 7-13. vii. 1952, 2 specimens. 
Allied to Chapuisia collaris Laboissiere from W. Africa, which is darker and has the prothorax 
black. 

Chapuisia fulva var. pallida var.n. 
Differs in having the basal segments of the antennae pale, the femora pale, and the underside 
fulvous. 

Uganda : Ruwenzori Range, Ibanda, 4700 ft., 4-12.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 3 specimens. 

HISPINAE 
Oncocephala nervosa Weise 

Weise, 1901, Dtsch. ent. Z.:228. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Dactylispa misella Weise 

Weise, 1901, Dtsch. Ent. Z.:2$6. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bugoya, 4500 ft., 5-10.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 2 specimens. 

Dactylispa sp. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Misigo, 8550 ft., 2-3.viii.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 1 specimen. 

CASSIDINAE 

Aspidomorpha cordigera Spaeth 

Spaeth, 1902, Ann. Soc. ent. Belg., 46:447. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 



Aspidomorpha biguttata Fabricius 

Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent. : 91. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
2 specimens. 

Aspidomorpha fenestrata Olivier 

Olivier, 1805, Ent., 6:947:97, t. 4, f. 69. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix.1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
2 specimens. 



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Aspidomorpha quadrimaculata Olivier 

Olivier, 1808, Ent., 6:945, 97, t. 4, f. 68. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

1 specimen. 

Aspidomorpha flavens Spaeth 

Spaeth, 1912, Ann. Mus. Hung., 10:506. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

2 specimens. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

3 specimens. 

Aspidomorpha cincta Fabricius 

Fabricius, 1781, Spec. Ins., 1:109. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

4 specimens. 

Aspidomorpha quinquefasciata Fabricius 

Fabricius, 1801, Syst. El., 1:401. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Aspidomorpha tanganikana Spaeth 

Spaeth, 1916, Aim. Hofmus Wien, 30:44. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

1 specimen. 

Aspidomorpha chlorina Boheman 
Boheman, 1854, Mon. Cassid., 2:259. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

2 specimens. 

Aspidomorpha confinis Klug 
Klug, 1835, Erman's Reise, Ins. : 47. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.vii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Laccoptera corrugata Sahlberg 
Sahlberg, 1823, Spec. Ins. : 60, t. 3, f. 6. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 3 
specimens. 



Chrysomelidce 13 

Laccoptera montivaga Spaeth 

Spaeth, 1910, in Sjostedt, Zool. Exped. Kilimandj., 1, 7, Col. -.284.. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
5 specimens. 

Chirida aubei Boheman 

Boheman, 1855, Mon. Cassid., 3:195. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Bundibugyo, 3440 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

1 specimen. 

Chirida aequinoctialis Ohvier 

Ohvier, 1808, Ent., 6:966, 97, t. 6, f. 92. 
Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix.1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 

2 specimens. 

Cassida tosta Klug 

Klug, 1835, Erman's Reise, Ins.: 47. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Cassida humerosa Spaeth 

Spaeth, 1902, Ami. Soc. ent. Belg., 46:455. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. S. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 

Cassida depicta Boheman 

Boheman, 1862, Mon. Cassid., 4:315. 

Uganda: Ruwenzori Range, Semliki Forest, 2850 ft., 22.viii.-3.ix. 1952 (D. 5. Fletcher), 
1 specimen. 



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FIG. 

5. Monolepta ruwenzorica sp. n. 

6. Platyxantlia purpurea sp. n. 



FIG. 

7. Roliania antennalis sp. n 

8. Chapuisia fulva sp. n. 



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